An exhortation to praise God for his mercy.
Psalms 118:1 Give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalms 118:2 Let Israel now say, that he is good: that his mercy endureth for ever. Psalms 118:3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. Psalms 118:4 Let them that fear the Lord now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
The psalmist by his experience sheweth how good it is to trust in God.
Psalms 118:5 In my trouble I called upon the Lord: and the Lord heard me, and enlarged me. Psalms 118:6 The Lord is my helper: I will not fear what man can do unto me. Psalms 118:7 The Lord is my helper: and I will look over my enemies. Psalms 118:8 It is good to confide in the Lord, rather than to have confidence in man. Psalms 118:9 It is good to trust in the Lord, rather than to trust in princes. Psalms 118:10 All nations compassed me about; and, in the name of the Lord I have been revenged on them. Psalms 118:11 Surrounding me they compassed me about: and in the name of the Lord I have been revenged on them. Psalms 118:12 They surrounded me like bees, and they burned like fire among thorns: and in the name of the Lord I was revenged on them. Psalms 118:13 Being pushed I was overturned that I might fall: but the Lord supported me. Psalms 118:14 The Lord is my strength and my praise: and he is become my salvation. Psalms 118:15 The voice of rejoicing and of salvation is in the tabernacles of the just. Psalms 118:16 The right hand of the Lord hath wrought strength: the right hand of the Lord hath exalted me: the right hand of the Lord hath wrought strength. Psalms 118:17 I shall not die, but live: and shall declare the works of the Lord. Psalms 118:18 The Lord chastising hath chastised me: but he hath not delivered me over to death.
Under the type of the psalmist the coming of Christ in his Kingdom is expressed.
Psalms 118:19 Open ye to me the gates of justice: I will go in to them, and give praise to the Lord. Psalms 118:20 This is the gate of the Lord, the just shall enter into it. Psalms 118:21 I will give glory to thee because thou hast heard me: and art become my salvation. Psalms 118:22 The stone which the builders rejected; the same is become the head of the corner. Psalms 118:23 This is the Lord's doing: and it is wonderful in our eyes. Psalms 118:24 This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us be glad and rejoice therein. Psalms 118:25 O Lord, save me: O Lord, give good success. Psalms 118:26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord. We have blessed you out of the house of the Lord. Psalms 118:27 The Lord is God, and he hath shone upon us. Appoint a solemn day, with shady boughs, even to the horn of the altar. Psalms 118:28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, and I will exalt thee. I will praise thee, because thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. Psalms 118:29 O praise ye the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.